Nominations & Elections
The Synod presidential election will be conducted prior to the convention. Elections for all other officers of the Synod will be held during the convention. In addition, elections will be held to select members to serve on various boards and commissions of the Synod. Below is information and updates regarding the nominations for those elections.
The Secretary of the Synod, using lists of delegates in attendance at the prior year's district conventions as submitted by the secretaries of the districts, shall compile and maintain the voters list for the election of the President of the Synod in coordination with secretaries of the districts. This list and any of its parts shall not be disseminated.
(a) This list shall include two voting delegates from each congregation in attendance at the previous district conventions who remain members of the congregations they represented.
(b) If one or both delegates are unavailable, congregations shall be provided opportunity to select substitute voters.
Voters List Maintenance Forms
During the time that the Presidential Election Voters List is created (at district conventions) until the list is used (four weeks prior to the Synod convention), maintaining the accuracy and reliability of the list will be extremely important.
Because substitute voters may be selected by congregations when district convention delegates are no longer available, a SUBSTITUTE VOTER FORM is being provided to report all official substitutions. The submission of a printed copy of the form that provides all requested information, including the signatures of two congregation officers, must be mailed to the LCMS Office of the Secretary at the address provided at the bottom of the form for all such substitutions.
Because voters’ email, mailing, and residential addresses can change in a year’s time, an UPDATE FORM is being provided to facilitate such contact information changes. A printed copy of this form that provides the changed information and includes the voter’s signature must be mailed to the Synod’s Rosters and Statistics Department at the address provided at the bottom of the form for all such changes.
Nominations — Other Positions
Prior to its triennial conventions, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod collects nominations for the various officer, board and commission positions to which it must elect individuals for service.
Read nomination process as stated in our bylaws.
- Nomination Form
This form facilitates the nomination of potential candidates for election as officers or members of LCMS boards, commissions or agencies prior to the beginning of the convention. The deadline for submitting nominations is nine months prior to the 2016 convention, which is scheduled for July 9-14, 2016, in Milwaukee.
- Complete form: Open the PDF document. Type in and print the form, or print the form and complete it by hand. Place your signature on the hard copy. Keep a copy for your records.
- Submit your completed form: Fax your completed form to 314-996-1119, mail your completed form to the Committee for Convention Nominations (address on the form), or scan and email your form to LCMSSecretary@lcms.org.
- Convention-Elected Positions and Qualifications
This document provides important general information and regulations, as well as the desired qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations, to keep in mind when considering individuals for nomination to the officer, board and commission positions which will be elected during the 2016 national convention.